John Dewey was an American educator and philosopher. He believed in learning by doing, which is still a prevalent belief. John Dewey was also known as the founder of the pragmatism movement in education. He believed that
“a process of living and not a preparation for future living.”According to Dewey, philosophy is,
“a method of locating and interpreting the more serious of the conflicts that occur in life, and a method of projecting ways for dealing with them: a method of moral and political diagnosis and prognosis”.
Methods of TeachingDewey has revealed several methods of teaching based on his principles which are as follows.
- Firstly, a social environment is highly essential for learning.
- Secondly, learning begins only when the learner has an interest in learning.
- Thirdly, children are interested in learning things that are related to their life.
- A child begins to learn when he feels active.
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